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13.04.2010 Business & Finance

Committee formed to protect salt industry at Adina

By GNA
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Adina, April 12, GNA - Adina, a coastal community in the Ketu-South District has formed a committee to protect its interest in the salt industry, which is about to take-off in the area.

The 15-member Adina Salt Industries Development Committee (ASID), under the chairmanship of Mr Sylvester Bokortse, a retired Educationist, includes, Mr Alex Ashiagbor, former Governor of the Bank of Ghana and Dr Kluvitse Kporha, a Medical Practitioner as member consultants.

The formation of ASID was prompted by the acquisition of 2,410.56 acres of land in the area by a British company Kesington Industries Limited, to develop a multi-million dollar salt industry there.

Mr Samuel Kpakpo Addo, Registrar of the High Court at Denu, who inaugurated the committee, commended the community for its foresight, as the Committee would help bring sanity in the affairs of the industry for the benefit of both investor and the community.

Mr Bokortse said the formation of the committee was to forestall any vacuum that could be exploited by people and groups with ulterior motives, seeking to speak for the community, thereby undermining the operations of the industry.

Mr Seth Abotsi, an opinion leader was optimistic that the investment would turn Adina into t major salt producing area in the country.

He asked the committee to ensure a healthy environment to the mutual benefit of the

West African Goldfields Ghana Limited, original holders of the land through the Ghana Minerals Commission, ceded it to the British company.

Other prominent members of the Committee are Mr James Asra, Vice-Chairman, Francis Abotsi, Secretary and Sebastian Dogbe, Treasurer.

GNA

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